So I shoot 10 minutes worth of stuff and capture it, full-res, to my PC, where it soaks up about 1.6 Gigabytes on my disk!
But after reviewing it I see there's only a couple of minutes-worth I really want to keep. How do I trim it down to just the good parts without altering the quality? (FWIW I have A.P.Elements 3.0)
MPEG is lossy. So if I read it into A.P. Elements, edit out the parts I don't want and write out a new MPEG, it's like transcoding it and I will introduce loss. (think of it like reading in a JPEG still photo in Photoshop, editing it, and writing out a new JPEG ) But at least in the case of JPEG I can set a high quality factor to minimize the problem. What's the right strategy with MPEG?
(or is it smart enough to write out the unaffected keyframes bit-for-bit?)